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95 people vaccinated amid 'smiles and cheers' at The Sharing Place <b>(4 photos)</b>

95 people vaccinated amid 'smiles and cheers' at The Sharing Place (4 photos)

'I want our vulnerable folks protected because they’re already struggling,' says emotional doctor after local clinic at food bank
Orillia snowbirds walk across border through 'loophole' after months in Mexico

Orillia snowbirds walk across border through 'loophole' after months in Mexico

'We were not going to be extorted by the Liberal government,' says Orillia retiree who calls new federal restrictions 'overkill'
Business is blooming as people flock to local garden centres

Business is blooming as people flock to local garden centres

'People are stuck at home and are trying to find ways to spruce up their surroundings in order to cheer themselves up,' says owner of Scott's Garden Centre
Orillia Canada Day festivities cancelled for second straight year

Orillia Canada Day festivities cancelled for second straight year

'We would love to have the event, we miss having the event, just right now it’s not possible,' says Orillia’s Canada Day committee member
Third wave means it's time to 'double down' on precautions: OSMH president

Third wave means it's time to 'double down' on precautions: OSMH president

OSMH has increased number of ICU beds, postponed surgeries and is accepting patient transfers; 'We all have to do our part,' official urges
Lighthouse participant in isolation after shelter reports first positive COVID-19 case

Lighthouse participant in isolation after shelter reports first positive COVID-19 case

'We are taking all the precautions and doing everything that is necessary,' says Lighthouse official; Orillia man not happy with the way incident is being handled
Orillia union rep says province's paid sick leave plan 'nothing but an insult to Ontario workers'

Orillia union rep says province's paid sick leave plan 'nothing but an insult to Ontario workers'

New plan featuring three paid six days garners mixed reviews; Orillia Zehrs manager says it 'will definitely help families in need'
Atrium residents 'tickled pink' to meet, virtually, with OSS students

Atrium residents 'tickled pink' to meet, virtually, with OSS students

'I am so impressed with the calibre of these kids - just thoughtful and respectful, they are truly unbelievable,' says Atrium Retirement Residence official
Local marinas trying to navigate stay-at-home order waves

Local marinas trying to navigate stay-at-home order waves

'If the May long weekend comes around and (Ford) says we are extending the lockdown, that would be devastating to boaters,' said local marina owner
'We see no reason to be shut down,' says frustrated golf course owner

'We see no reason to be shut down,' says frustrated golf course owner

'Being a family business and a business that only has five good months to make our living is hard right now,' says owner of local golf course